WARSAW — Now that August has arrived, here’s a look at some events taking place over the next 30 days, along with some trivia and special days related to this month.
Aug. 1 — Friendship Day, International Forgiveness Day
Aug. 2 — National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Aug. 3 — National Watermelon Day
Aug. 4 — National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, U.S. Coast Guard Day
Aug. 5 — National Underwear Day, Work Like A Dog Day
Aug. 6 — National Fresh Breath Day
Aug. 7 — Campfire Day, International Beer Day, International Hangover Day, National Mustard Day
Aug. 8 — International Cat Day
Aug. 9 — Book Lovers Day
Aug. 10 — Lazy Day, National S’Mores Day
Aug. 11 — Presidential Joke Day, Son and Daughter Day
Aug. 12 — World Elephant Day
Aug. 13 — Friday the 13th, Left Handers Day
Aug. 14 — National Creamsicle Day
Aug. 15 — Relaxation Day
Aug. 16 — National Tell a Joke Day, Rollercoaster Day
Aug. 17 — National Thrift Shop Day
Aug. 18 — Bad Poetry Day
Aug. 19 — Aviation Day, National Potato Day
Aug. 20 — National Radio Day, World Mosquito Day
Aug. 21 — National Honey Bee Awareness Day, Senior Citizens Day
Aug. 22 — National Tooth Fairy Day
Aug. 23 — Ride the Wind Day
Aug. 24 — Iconic American Restaurants Day
Aug. 25 — Kiss and Make Up Day, National Banana Split Day
Aug. 26 — National Dog Day, Women’s Equality Day
Aug. 27 — Just Because Day
Aug. 28 — World Daffodil Day, Stuffed Green Peppers Day
Aug. 29 — International Bat Night, More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Aug. 30 — Frankenstein Day, Toasted Marshmallow Day
Aug. 31 — National Eat Outside Day, National Trail Mix Day
August is also:
- Family Fun Month
- Dog Days of Summer
- International Pirate Month
- National Catfish Month
- National Eye Exam Month
- National Golf Month
- National Picnic Month
- Peach Month
- Romance Awareness Month
- Water Quality Month
- If you were born in August, your Zodiac sign is either Leo or Virgo. The August Birthstone is Peridot and Sardonyx. August birth flowers are Gladiolus and Poppy.
- Aug. 31, 1997 — Britain’s Princess Diana died at age 36 from massive internal injuries suffered in a high-speed car crash, reportedly after being pursued by photographers. The crash occurred shortly after midnight in Paris inside a tunnel along the Seine River. Also killed in the crash were Diana’s companion, Dodi Fayed, 42, and chauffeur, Henri Paul. A fourth person in the car, bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, was seriously injured.
- Aug. 17, 1978 — The first transatlantic balloon trip was completed by three Americans: Max Anderson, Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newman, all from Albuquerque, N.M. Starting from Maine on Aug. 11, they traveled in Double Eagle II over 3,000 miles in 137 hours, landing about 60 miles west of Paris.
- Aug. 1, 1962 — Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduced Spiderman as a new Marvel Comics Superhero.
- Aug. 1, 1960 — Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” was released in the U.S. where it later became the No. 1 song. Record industry history was made when Checker’s original hit recording re-entered the charts in the fall of 1961 and by January of 1962, was back in the number one position. It was the first record ever to hit number one on two separate occasions.
- Aug. 7, 1957 — Buddy Holly and The Crickets began their first major tour at the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C.
- Aug. 1, 1944 — Anne Frank penned her last entry in her diary. “I keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Three days later, Frank and her family were arrested and sent to Nazi concentration camps. Frank died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on March 15, 1945, at age 15.
- Aug. 16, 1896 — Gold was discovered in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River in Alaska, resulting in the Great Klondike Gold Rush.
- Aug. 5 — Tools for School, the annual event hosted by Combined Community Services, will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds. Tools for School helps prepare Kosciusko County K-12 students in need for the upcoming school year by providing them with essential school supplies.
- Aug. 14 — Free Comic Book Day at Chimp’s Comix in Warsaw. Event starts at 10 a.m. Chimp’s is located at 919 E. Winona Ave., Warsaw.